App review by
Chris Morris, Common Sense Media
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Notable violation of Snapchat users' privacy.

Parents say

age 8+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 17+
Based on 3 reviews

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Ease of Play

The app is very easy to use.


Snapchat is widely used for sexting, and this app lets people save those pictures without the other person knowing. 


Depending on whom the user is talking with (and the subject), profanity is a distinct possibility. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Depending on whom the user is talking with (and the subject), drugs or alcohol could be discussed.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Snaphack is an app designed to save images and videos sent via the popular Snapchat social program. Although the app does not include any objectionable content, Snapchat is frequently used for sexting, including nude pictures. This app lets the receiver of those images save them (and, via other means, share them widely) without the other party knowing. 

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byifahadddd April 7, 2021
Adult Written byMaja666 October 28, 2020
Teen, 17 years old Written byNawaf765 February 28, 2018
Teen, 17 years old Written byArjanit February 23, 2020

What's it about?

Users log into their Snapchat accounts via SNAPHACK and can open a photo or video sent to them by people on their contact list. If they'd like to save what they see, they simply have to press the action button, and it will be saved to their camera roll. The user who sent the image will receive no notification that the picture has been saved.

Is it any good?

Snaphack could be viewed as a way to make moments last, but for Snapchat users it's a potential nightmare scenario. The images and videos that are designed to disappear after only a few seconds can now be made permanent, and the person sending them will never know. That's worrisome from a privacy standpoint, since it means any image or video sent via Snapchat then can be shared or even posted online, without consent. Although sexting is the obvious example, even shots that were taken in fun (mocking the boss or acting silly) can come back to haunt you -- when you never knew they still existed.  

View our video The Truth About Sexting for more ways to talk to your teen about safe messaging practices.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about what content is OK to send and what is not. How do you use messaging? What content do you send?

  • Make sure kids know that nothing sent via a device ever really goes away and it could be shared without their permission.

App details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
  • Price: $1.99
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Release date: October 17, 2013
  • Category: Social Networking
  • Size: 1.10 MB
  • Publisher: Stephen Murray
  • Version: 1.1
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 6.0 or later
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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